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FAQs



Q:

Where does Cornerstone Upper Tier meet? 

A:

We meet at Grace Baptist Church, 1899 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603 .

Q:

What grades does Cornerstone Upper Tier serve?

A:

Classes are designed to meet the needs of most 7-12th graders. Teachers modify grading expectations based on ages of students in the class.

Cornerstone Lower Tier meets 16 Thursday afternoons and provides supplemental classes for elementary through 8th grade (nursery available). Upper and Lower Tier have different directors and operate under different requirements for teaching, monitoring, registration and various other things. For more information about Lower Tier please contact their directors at [email protected]

Q:

How often do Upper Tier Classes meet?

A:

Full year Upper Tier classes meet 30 Thursdays. One semester classes meet 15 Thursdays. Unless a class is marked as "fall" or "spring", it is a full year class. Specific dates are posted on the website calendar and also listed under Class Dates.

Q:

Does Cornerstone Upper Tier offer classes to grades below 7th?

A:

No.  Cornerstone Lower Tier meets for 16 Thursday afternoons each year and provides supplemental classes for elementary through 8th grade (nursery available). Upper and Lower Tier have separate directors and operate under different requirements for teaching, monitoring, registration, and various other things. For more information about Lower Tier please contact their directors at [email protected]

 

Q:

Do your teachers have child abuse clearances?

A:

Yes. All Cornerstone Upper Tier teachers have the required PA Child Abuse Clearances.

Q:

What can I expect from the teachers at your co-op?

A:

Teachers provide students with a syllabus at the beginning of the school year and indicate preferred method of contact for questions that occur from week to week (ie- email, phone). Homework is given on a weekly basis and grades are assigned. 

Generally speaking, teachers modify grading expectations based on ages of students in the class.

Q:

Do your teachers utilize an online grade management system?

A:

Our teachers have the freedom to choose their system of providing grades but are encouraged to use the dashboard on our website.

Q:

Are students required to take a certain number of classes?

A:

No minimum or maximum number of classes are required. Students not in class check into study hall, the "talk room", outside, or they may leave for home.

Q:

Are parents required to monitor or stay on campus during co-op?

A:

Parents do not need to stay on campus unless they are monitoring.

Parents are required to monitor based on the number of classes for which the family is registered. (Year long classes = 4 monitor spots each; Semester classes = 2 monitor spots each. 12 Monitor spots MAX and  1 monitor spot = 1 hour. ). Thank you for keeping your co-op safe and legal!

PA Child Clearances are required of all monitors. Details are on our website under Clearance Information. 

You are welcome to bring your younger children with you, but be mindful of where you sign up to monitor. Consider Outside monitoring so they can play on the playground or Talk Room so their conversation does not interfere with classes.

All parents have the option to "opt out" of monitoring by paying $10 per required spot.

Q:

Do the directors communicate regularly with members? 

A:

Typically, directors send a weekly email newsletter on Mondays during the school year. These are also added to the calendar for easy reference. Occasionally, other important items of business may be sent separate from the usual Monday newsletter. 

The directors count on member families (parents and registered students) to read the emails and respond (as needed).

 

Q:

Do you have a graduation ceremony for seniors?

A:

Cornerstone Upper Tier offers a graduation ceremony when there are adequate numbers of students wishing to graduate with Cornerstone. Graduation is planned by the parents and graduating seniors.  Planning information is available in a binder from the directors. This is not as daunting as it may sound. All particants contribute to making it a special evening. 

Q:

What is involved with New Student Orientation?

A:

New Student Orientation is scheduled to take place within a week of the first day of classes in the fall. Please see the calendar for the next orientation.

New families are invited to meet at Grace Baptist for the purposes of meeting the directors and other new students, to become familiar with co-op rules, and to see where their classes will meet. The meeting usually takes about 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

Attendance is not mandatory but is highly encouraged.

 

Q:

How do I contact the directors?

A:

Directors prefer to be contacted by email at [email protected] 

During co-op days on Thursdays please do not call the Grace Baptist Church office. Call Director Anne Flinchbaugh Richey at 717-468-5304.